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Carbon Commitment

May 17, 2010

Just how serious is Canberra about carbon emission reduction? Will the ACT government take the lead on this issue or will it be a case of, “when the people lead the leaders follow”?

Take Canberra’s Sustainable House for example. We are serious about greenhouse gas emissions – it is both our passion and our business afterall. Three and a half years of living in our home has seen us progressively move beyond carbon neutral into the zone known as carbon negative. We will not sell, trade, or otherwise deal away the emission reductions made in our home. We have not sold and will not or trade away the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) deemed on any of our renewable energy systems, something that is commonplace with the installation of solar hotwater and electricity systems.

Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are everyone’s responsibility. I spoke with Anne O’Brien of love40percent.org at the Inner North Community Fair, Sunday 16 May 2010. Love 40% is one of a several community groups working hard to encourage the ACT Government to make responsible decisions on carbon emission reductions. We are talking a reduction of 40% by 2020 at a minimum!!!!

I would encourage Canberra residents to sign the love40percent.org petition. Why not download the petition from the link below and ask your friends, family and work colleagues to sign on to this critical 40% Carbon Dioxide emission reduction by 2020. Petition deadline has been extended until 30 June 2010.

Reducing Canberra’s Emissions 40% by 2020

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